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University's response to the Joint Expert Panel

University of Bath's response following the publication of the Report of the Joint Expert Panel on the USS valuation.

‘Terrorism does not terrorise’ claims new study

The impact of terrorism on post-traumatic stress may be less significant than we thought.

One World Week starts 22 October

A week of free events for students and staff to celebrate our international University.

Welcome to our doctoral community!

Almost 200 new doctoral students came together last week to celebrate joining our research community.

Postgraduate Virtual Open Day

The University will hold its next Postgraduate Virtual Open Day on 7 November 2018 from 11.00 -15.00.

Effective Meetings - Thursday 15 November 2018

Book your place using Employee self-service (ESS).

The Edge's new website is live, explore the arts centre online

Discover the arts on campus, from dance classes, to performances and exhibitions.

Dr Fairchild - Nobody can win in the trade war game

Dr Richard Fairchild writes for CGTN.

Kin of gravitational-wave source discovered

A year after the discovery of gravitational waves, scientists have discovered a cosmic relative to that historic event.

I-SEE seminar: ‘Chemicals from Alcohol and CO2’

Dr Matthew Jones, Department of Chemistry, discusses 'Chemicals from Alcohol and CO2'

CSCT students attend Sensors and Molecular Machines conference

This conference offered opportunities for researchers in the fields of chemosensors and molecular machines to network and learn from each other.

University news and updates survey now open

Tell us how you like to be kept in the picture

Campus bus service update

An update from Professor Steve Egan, Vice-President (Implementation) on discussions with First

Outlook - Use the calendar and manage your meetings

Tuesday 16 October 2018, 10:15am to 12:15pm

Tackling loneliness in a digital age

This short film provides an overview of the ESRC-funded Loneliness in the Digital Age project.

Autumn Careers and Placements Fair 2018

18 & 19 October

Fiona Gillison (Health) for The Conversation on tackling childhood obesity

Dr Fiona Gillison writes for The Conversation on why sending parents letters to fight childhood obesity doesn’t work

Lunch With Impact: Collaborating with Industry – 25 Oct

Find out from our Industrial Partnership Managers how collaborating with industry can lead to impact and how to go about achieving this.

Universities launch Good Neighbour Campaign 2018

Bath’s two universities and Bath & North East Somerset Council have joined forces to launch this year’s Good Neighbour Campaign.

NASA Neemo mission, gender equality & mental resilience

Dr Dawn Kernagis delivers Annual Athena SWAN Lecture this year.

Global Climate Change Week 2018: 15-19 October

15 - 19 October is Global Climate Change Week. Find out what's happening across campus and how you can get involved.

How to make fish shine

Scientists from the University have helped to figure out why shoals of fish flash silver by studying how shiny silver cells are created in zebrafish.

UHSE & STV highlight Back Care Week 15–19 October

Back Care Week events to highlight simple steps towards maintaining a healthy back. Some events require booking.

Professor Mundell appointed to FCO role

Professor Carole Mundell has been announced as the new Chief Scientific Adviser at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Professor Bernie Morley's message on World Mental Health Day.

Volunteers needed for caffeine and mood study

Researchers from our Department for Health need volunteers to help them explore whether caffeine and physical activity might be useful tools to help people manage their mood.

One Young World 2018 – an Observer's perspective

Emily Richards talks about her visit to the One Young World Summit at The Hague.

Free online course supports Welsh Bacc students

The University of Bath and Aberystwyth University have worked in partnership to produce a free online course to help pupils studying the Welsh Baccalaureate.

Be Well Week - Yarn bombing

As part of Be Well Week a group of staff are yarn bombing a bench in aid of the charity Mind.

Train travel in Bristol and South Gloucestershire

In addition to a 3 week period where buses will replace trains between Temple Meads and Filton Abbey Wood, a number of weekends are also affected.

A peculiarly British nationalism - book review

Professor Nick Pearce reviews "The Rise and Fall of the British Nation: A Twentieth Century History".

GW4 3Rs symposium - 6 December

This event is free to attend and is aimed at all those engaged in research, both animal research and those working with potential replacement technologies.

Six academic secondees join the IMI

IMI is delighted to welcome a new cohort who will work on a variety of interdisciplinary research projects.

Project to enable plastics to be recycled together

Bath is leading a £4.8M consortium to develop catalysts for sustainable manufacturing and help promote a circular economy.

Estates new fault reporting system now live

The new Department of Estates 'Report a Fault’ system (previously known as the ‘Green Button’) is now live.

Are you in the picture?

Help us improve your University news and updates. The internal comms survey launches next week.

Free tickets to BUCS Super Rugby Anniversary Game

Team Bath will be returning to The Rec, Bath Rugby's iconic city-centre home, for a third successive year when they take on Leeds Beckett University in the 2018 Anniversary Game.

GW4 Wellcome Trust PhD Roadshow

Cardiff University will be hosting Wellcome Trust, on behalf of GW4 partners, as part of the series of Wellcome Roadshow events to launch the findings of the review into their PhD Programme.

BAFTA-nominated ‘Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds’ returns

The heart-warming C4 programme returns bringing together old and young in an experiment to tackle social isolation which involved Professor Malcolm Johnson.

IT maintenance affects Matlab and Single sign-on

Tue 9 Oct, from 7am - 9am

Visions of Science Art Prize winners announced

£4000 awarded for First Prize by judges, including Nick Brook, Dean of Science.

Staff Spotlight on… John Troyer

John (Director of the Centre for Death and Society) talks death, acting, and driving semi-trucks across the US

Public engagement Start-up and Seed Fund launched

The University’s Public Engagement Unit has launched a pair of new funding calls to support researchers engaging the public with their research.

Dr Hamilton-Giachritsis on scary TV for kids

Dr Catherine Hamilton-Giachritsis (Dept of Psychology) on scary TV for kids in advance of Dr Who coming back on our screen.

University of Bath Services - First Bus statement

First Bus have released a further statement on the Bath Uni Bus services.

Archibus Upgrade October 2018

The Department of Estates’ Archibus ‘Report a Fault’ system (previously known as the ‘Green Button’) is being upgraded.

Temporary closure of Car Park G 10pm 4 Oct - 6pm 5 Oct

It will close from 10pm Thursday 4 October and reopen 6pm on Friday 5 October.

LTA names University as Fed Cup host

The University has been named by British Tennis as a host venue for February's Fed Cup.

Third International Antibody Validation Meeting takes place

Third International Antibody Validation Meeting brings together leading researchers and industry at the University.

Professor Brad Evans published in the LA Review of Books

Professor Brad Evans has had an article entitled “Wounds in Time: Why we Need Rothko More than Ever” published.

Yarn bombing for Be Well Week

The University of Bath Staff Craft Club will be ‘Yarn Bombing’ the benches on the Parade to raise money for Mind during Be Well Week 8-12 October.

Liftshare Week 1-7 October

Liftshare Week 2018 encourages you to grab a sidekick and become a Super Commuter!

SWIMM Programme nominations are now open!

Nominations for the 2019 SWIMM (South West Institutions’ Middle Managers) Programme are now open!

Book onto Talk Teaching Masterclass

Join Dawn Albertson, Curriculum Development Manager, in a CLT Masterclass on Assessment for Learning (AFL).

ARUK grant to target abnormal proteins

Dr Jody Mason has been awarded an Alzheimer’s Research UK Major Project Grant.

Memorial and thanksgiving for Prof J Hudson

Join us for a service of thanksgiving and farewell for Professor John Hudson, who died unexpectedly on 13 July

I-SEE Continuous Crystallisation

Continuous Crystallisation - a Route to Sustainable Manufacturing in the pharmaceuticals and Fine Chemicals Industries delivered by Prof Chick Wilson.

New Academic Skills Handbook published

Skills Centre Course Leaders have published a new Academic Skills Handbook.

Fossils, owls and stick insects at the Milner Centre

The Milner Centre for Evolution at the University of Bath celebrated its launch on the 21 September 2018 by inviting 120 local school children to come to the labs and learn more about evolution.

SAMBa students visit Paraguay to deliver training in data science

Working with the Paraguayan Ministry of Planning to explore fair distribution of social benefits.

C3Bio Doctoral Training Initiative

The Centre for Biosensors, Bioelectronics and Biodevices (C3Bio) is pleased to announce a new doctoral training initiative entitled Grand Challenges in Health Technologies.

Hospitality boxes available for BUCS Super Rugby game

Hospitality boxes still available.

Saiful Islam organises Royal Society low carbon energy meeting

Professor Saiful Islam helped to organise a prestigious Royal Society meeting on sustainable materials for low carbon energy applications.

Minerva Series Lecture - 10 October

Our researchers are working hard to develop new types of polymers that are stronger, better and more sustainable.

Do you aspire to be a better leader?

A fantastic development opportunity for those in team leader, supervisor and management roles or those that aspire to be.

Have your social media questions answered at Social Media Café

Do you have a question about social media? Book an appointment at the October Social Media Cafe from the Department of Marketing & Communications.

Successful catalysis symposium hosted by CSCT

The Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies hosted Professor Parasuraman Selvam from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and to welcome new early career researchers to Bath.

GW4 PETIC Research Showcase

A day in Cardiff showcasing current research underway in collaboration with PETIC.

Communications skills course (Thurs 11 Oct)

A half-day course to consider and learn how to maximise the positive impact of your conversations with your colleagues.

Staff Spotlight on… Greg Derrick

We spoke to Greg Derrick, Contracts Manager in Finance & Procurement.

Drs Di Lorenzo, Estrela & Wenk in IChemE Global Awards

Dr Mirella Di Lorenzo in our Department of Chemical Engineering has been announced as an IChemE Global Awards 2018 Finalist in the water category.

Bath student experiences taste of the moon

Jacob has returned to the UK following a 15 day simulation moon mission in Poland.

Printing will be unavailable Tue 2 Oct 4am-7am

Tuesday 2 October, 4am to 7am

Dr Wildemann discusses Gaza downturn

Dr Jeremy Wildemann discusses the economic downturn in Gaza.

Dr Şimşek and Dr Allen appointed Deputy Directors of IMI

Their appointment will help IMI forge closer links with humanities and social sciences, and give us more capacity to engage with industrial partners.

Update on Pay and Pensions

Update on the 2018 National Pay Award and USS Pension

New lecture capture booking tool

The Centre for Learning & Teaching, in conjunction with Computing Services and the Audio Visual Team, has released the first version of a new lecture capture booking tool for ReView (Panopto).

Leadership & Management course - spaces available

Last minute places available for the two day course in October. Take a look at the course webpage for more information and on how to book your place.

Bath moves up league in THE World University Rankings

The latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings published today position our University 201 – 250.

Chair of Council steps down

Thomas Sheppard, who has served as Chair of the University’s governing body since 2014, has stepped down from the role.

Berkeley evolutionary biologist wins Milner Centre Prize

Evolutionary biologist Dr Alison Feder has been named winner of the very first Milner Prize by the Milner Centre for Evolution.

Twelve venues, 100 researchers, one night

Celebrate European Researchers’ Night with FUTURES on 28 September.

Richard Guy receives outstanding contribution award

Professor Richard Guy has been awarded the 2018 Transdermal Delivery Kydonieus Foundation Award by the Controlled Release Society (CRS).

Useful information for Welcome Week

A useful page to signpost you to key sources of information, helping you answer any questions a new student might have for you.

ACE2Zambia Build Project 2018

Six students from the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering students have been volunteering for the charity Sport In Action, in Zambia.

Discover the winners of the Visions of Science Art Prize

Join Nick Brook, Dean of Science for the awards evening at The Edge.

Five hangover cures, reviewed by experts

Five hangover cures, reviewed by Sally Adams and Craig Gunn for The Conversation

University and SU expand #NeverOK campaign

#NeverOK campaign to expand to include all forms of harassment, discrimination, assault, and misconduct.

Bringing in the Bystander

University and SU launch #NeverOk video animation

University and SU launches Report and Support tool

All staff, students, and visitors to our campus can report discrimination, misconduct, harassment or assault.

Language Courses for members of staff

Members of staff can learn a language with the Skills Centre

Step into the Cubicle - a science art collaboration

A science art collaboration and public engagement initiative to highlight issues around body image in contemporary society.

Reducing the conflict between energy retrofit and heritage character

Researchers from the Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering talk about how to reduce the conflict between energy retrofit and heritage character.

Good University Guide 2019 results

The University of Bath has been ranked 13th in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

Impact of the Milner Centre for Evolution

The Milner Centre for Evolution is a unique cross-faculty research centre which bridges biology, health and education.

Pain science award for Professor Chris Eccleston

Professor Chris Eccleston has received the Ronald Melzack Lecture Award from the International Association for the Study of Pain.

Reboot undergraduate courses for reproducibility

Collaboration across institutes can train students in open, team science, which better prepares them for challenges to come, says Dr Katherine Button.

Science and creativity: Free family workshop this Saturday

Drop in to The Edge from 11am-2pm for arts activities inspired by the Visions of Science exhibition

Mayor visits School of Management

Councillor Patrick Anketell-Jones came to campus to learn more about the School and hear about our environmental research.

How the Milner Centre was designed

The Milner Centre for Evolution has just opened on campus - find out how our staff got involved in the building design.

Milner Centre for Evolution building opens

Local children and Professor Alice Roberts help celebrate opening of unique research facility

Christmas Eve Closure

The University will close on the last working day before Christmas, Monday 24 December 2018.

Message from Professor Bernie Morley

Thank you to everyone who made our Open Days a huge success.

Unibus update from Professor Steve Egan

Prof Egan recently met with the Managing Director of First to discuss recent changes to the Unibus.

Dr Hamilton-Giachritsis on safeguarding children

Dr Hamilton-Giachritsis from the Department of Psychology speaks on BBC Radio Bristol.

Restorative business revolutionising carbon use

Jens Roehrich comments on Raconteur's special report.

New Research Associate for STBAH

The Sustainable Technologies Business Acceleration Hub (STBAH) has confirmed the appointment of Dr. Jason Camp.

CLT launch Talk Teaching Lunchtime Hub series

Subject-based TEF: reflections on pilot methodology with Dr Alan Hayes

New digital and physical Library spaces

The official opening of the Library’s new Level 1 quiet study area took place on 12 Sep 2018.

Staff development course dates available for November

Courses include: Coaching Conversations, Nuts & Bolts of Managing People and Mental Health First Aid HE

Professor Carole Mundell on the Big Bang

Professor Carole Mundell, Department of Phsyics, appears on BBC Radio 4 to talk about the Big Bang

Update from Professor Bernie Morley

We’ve made some changes to our senior management team meetings and recruitment procedures.

New students arriving on campus this weekend

Around 5,000 new students are starting at Bath. We want to make sure they all feel welcome and supported.

Managing effective conversations course (Thurs 11 Oct)

A course for staff.

SDPR courses available (Wed 17 Oct)

Staff courses for 'Conducting an effective review' and 'Getting the most out of your review'

Read the latest issue of BA2

The magazine for alumni and friends of the University of Bath - issue 26

Jamie Cooke wins gold at Modern Pentathlon World Championships

University-based Holland wins World Triathlon Title

Vicky Holland returns to the UK as triathlon’s overall 2018 World Champion after a gutsy performance on Australia’s Gold Coast.